Lana Baldus was awarded the O.G. Powell/Joan Ballantyne Distinguished Service Award by the Iowa Association of REALTORS. Lana received this award at the IAR Inaugural Gala held on September 17th at the Cedar Rapids DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center. The award is the highest given by the Iowa Association of REALTORS and honors a person who has given long-term and outstanding service to the real estate industry. Lana has done just that.
Lana started in real estate in 1981 and has been very involved in the local, state and national levels. She served as a past CRS State President, was a local Board President, and is a past State Board President, just to name a few. She also received REALTOR of the year by the Iowa Association of REALTORS in 2003. She has been very involved in multiple committees, most notably the work she has done for RPAC, the REALTORS Political Action Committee. She was recently inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame, which recognizes dedicated members who have made a significant commitment to RPAC over the years. Her name is now engraved on the wall at the National Association of REALTORS building in Washington DC. These are just a few of Lana’s accolades and it is clear to see why she received this award.
Lana was presented the award from her friend and fellow Skogman agent, Judy Stevens, who received the honor at last years gala. She was also surprised by the attendance of her children and grandchildren who were there to cheer her on.